While some football fans are known for loud and rowdy behaviour in the stands, these Dutch fans are here to win our hearts with some severely cute stadium behaviour.
Supporters attending the Feyenoord vs. Excelsior match in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, gave a group of young visitors from a children’s hospital a special treat on Sunday.
Here’s a video of the moment fans in the top level of the stands rained down stuffed toys onto the children below, who were visiting from Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital.
A spokesperson for Feyenoord told Mashable that kids from the Sophia Children’s Hospital visit every year. This is the second time that visiting and local fans have chosen to give the kids the treat of showering them with cuddly playthings.
“The whole reason for inviting the kids to the stadium is to let them have a good time and not think about their illness for a while, ” Judith Vermulst, press officer at Feyenoord, told Mashable. “The stuffed animals symbolise that, ”
The event got a lot of attention on social media, with people praising the fans for the initiative.
“Who knows, maybe this is the start of a tradition, ” said Vermulst.
Please let it be so.